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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Orientation

August 30 to September 11

Find your schedule

Orientation is an interactive transition program geared to all undergraduate students who are beginning their studies in the Fall. This programming will highlight the campus community through engaging social programs, opportunities to connect with faculty members outside of the classroom as well as unique and long-standing orientation traditions such as the Wild Goose Chase!

If you have any questions, email mystart@ontariotechu.ca.

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What to expect

  • Attend a variety of social events with other incoming students.
  • Connect with your Peer Leader, fellow first-year students and faculty members from your program.
  • Participate in the traditional inter-faculty competition, the Wild Goose Chase.
  • Discover campus clubs, societies and other co-curricular opportunities. 
  • Get to know your professors and teachers through participation in events designed and facilitated by faculty members.
  • Engage in a wide range of student services activities and workshops.
  • Meet and Greet sessions with your academic advising team.

Online Orientation

August 30 and 31 at 10 a.m.

  • Meet other incoming students in your faculty. 
  • Connect with your professors by participating in events designed and facilitated by faculty members.
  • Connect with your Academic Advisors to learn more about your program and find out how they can help you through your academic journey.

In-person Orientation

Faculty-specific half-day sessions on September 4, 5 or 6

  • Attend your faculty-specific Orientation. See the registration form for more details about your faculty’s day and time.
  • Participate in a variety of social events with other incoming students from your faculty.
  • Connect with upper-year students to learn more about the student experience.
  • Get familiar with the campus and understand what to expect once classes start.
Faculty dates and times:
  • Science
    Saturday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science and
    Engineering and Applied Science
    Saturday, September 4 from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Health Sciences
    Sunday, September 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Business and Information Technology
    Sunday, September 5 from from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Social Science and Humanities
    Monday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional Orientation Events

  • Get connected to the Ontario Tech community by taking part in a variety of activities.
  • Participate in equity programming hosted by Student Engagement and Equity. 
  • Learn about the different ways to get involved on-campus at the Get Involved Fair. 
  • Attend events hosted by your Ontario Tech Student Union.